Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 4 July 2020]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
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BARDA – U.S. Department of HHS [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.phe.gov/about/barda/Pages/default.aspx
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.gatesmri.org/
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases—three major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people
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CARB-X [to 4 July 2020]
https://carb-x.org/
CARB-X is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
06.30.2020  |
CARB-X funds Eligo Bioscience to develop CRISPR-based therapeutics derived from bacteriophages to kill superbugs and prevent deadly infections in transplant patients
CARB-X is awarding up to US$1.82 million to Eligo Bioscience in Paris, France, with additional funding for a total award of up to US$7.05 million if project milestones are met, for the development of a new generation of highly-specific antimicrobials to prevent multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections in organ transplant patients.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 4 July 2020]
http://cepi.net/
Latest News
02 July 2020
Austria donates €2 million to CEPI to support COVID-19 vaccine programmes
The Government of Austria’s funding will support CEPI’s urgent work to advance the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

EDCTP [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.edctp.org/
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials
Latest news
03 July 2020
EDCTP and Africa CDC workshop report on disparities in research funding
EDCTP and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on gender-related and regional disparities in research and research capacity development. In collaboration with Africa CDC, EDCTP hosted a workshop on this topic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 19-20 November 2019. The selected participants – 97 researchers and key stakeholders from Africa and Europe – discussed practical solutions to address gender-related and regional imbalances in research and research capacity development. The report summarises the presentations and extensive discussions over the two days and presents the recommendations of the participants…
Go to the report

29 June 2020
EDCTP COVID-19 emergency funding for twenty research projects
…The 100 eligible applications went through an expedited and robust peer review which led to a ranked list of 47 proposals. Twenty proposals have been invited to grant preparation and some put on a reserve list while EDCTP continues to explore ways to fund these projects. The cash contribution from the European Union and the co-funding so far received so from France, Sweden, South Africa, and the United Kingdom is gratefully acknowledged…

 

Emory Vaccine Center [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
Press release: International regulators provide guiding principles for COVID-19 clinical trials
Last updated: 01/07/2020

 

 

News: EMA and Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to share confidential COVID-19 information
Last updated: 30/06/2020

 

 

News: Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 22-25 June 2020
CHMP, Last updated: 26/06/2020

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/
Latest News
Towards a sustainable European vaccine infrastructure
Heidelberg, 3 July 2020
…The new project, TRANSVAC-DS (Design study for a European vaccine infrastructure), further builds on the outstanding success and lessons learned of the TRANSVAC1 and TRANSVAC2 projects (www.transvac.org) also funded by the EC and proposes the establishment of a truly sustainable European vaccine infrastructure. The TRANSVAC-DS consortium comprises twenty-five partners from eleven European countries (DE, FR, NL, NO, BE, PT, ES UK, IT, CH and DK) and includes leading academic and research organisations, other research infrastructures and vaccine alliances working in areas related to vaccine development…
Quick facts about TRANSVAC-DS:
Start Date: 01 June 2020
End Date: 31 May 2022
Coordinator: European Vaccine Initiative (EVI)
Project Funder: European Commission, Grant Number 951668
Total Funding: 1.88M EUR

 

FDA [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
July 2, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional COVID-19 Combination Diagnostic Test Ahead of Flu Season

July 2, 2020 – FDA Approves New HIV Treatment for Patients With Limited Treatment Options

July 1, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 1, 2020

June 30, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Help Facilitate Timely Development of Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccines

June 29, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup June 29, 2020

 

Fondation Merieux [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
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Gavi [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.gavi.org/
News releases
3 July 2020
New private sector commitments to fund access to future COVID-19 vaccines announced at international pledging summit
:: Global technology company TransferWise and a donor which asked to remain anonymous made significant financial commitments to Gavi’s Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines (Gavi COVAX AMC)
:: The new financing mechanism to support affordable access for developing countries is part of a broader COVAX Facility aimed at securing global access to eventual COVID-19 vaccines
:: The commitments were made at the Global Goal: Unite for our Future summit, organised by the European Commission and Global Citizen

 

GHIT Fund [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 2012 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that No new digest content identified.

 

Global Fund [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
Videos
Germany Pledges €150 Million to Global Fund COVID-19 Response at Global Citizen Summit
30 June 2020

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.

 

IAVI [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Press Releases
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International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research
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International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
News
CILFA, the Argentinian Generic and Biosimilar Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, joins IGBA (1 July 2020)
IGBA, the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association, representing global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, announced today that the Cámara Industrial de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Argentinos (CILFA) has been accepted and welcomed as a new IGBA Associate Member.

 

 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/
Announcements
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IFRC [to 4 July 2020]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Early action to save lives in Bangladesh amid severe flood forecast
Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 30 June 2020: Urgent early action is being taken to protect lives in Bangladesh as floods threaten 4.1 million people in large areas across the country that are already grappling with COVID-19. The Global Flood Awareness Syst …
30 June 2020

 

IVAC [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
New COVID-19 Testing Trends Tool
July 2020
Here, we bring together data on diagnostic testing rates, the number of positive cases, and the percent of tests that are positive to help understand the state of the pandemic in each state.

 

IVI [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
LINE and International Vaccine Institute Release BT21 Donation Stickers to Promote Global Vaccination and Vaccine Development
LINE FRIENDS’ BT21 characters featured in IVI sticker set to raise funds for child immunization initiatives and COVID-19 vaccine development
SEONGNAM, South Korea – June 30, 2020 – LINE Corporation today released a set of animated stickers together with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) featuring LINE FRIENDS’ BT21 characters. With all sales proceeds going to IVI, this sticker initiative is one more demonstration of LINE’s mission of “Closing the Distance,” which includes taking actions to help people and improve their lives…
*Sticker download URL: https://line.me/S/sticker/17793

 

JEE Alliance [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Lebanon
COVID-19 and economic downfall reveal migrant workers’ mental health cr…
Report 3 Jul 2020

Women’s health
Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic
Project Update 2 Jul 2020

Mozambique
“It was like the end of the world” during attack in northern Mozambique
Voices from the Field 30 Jun 2020

Syria
Life in an open-air prison: living under the bombs in Idlib
Voices from the Field 29 Jun 2020

Venezuela
MSF helps fight against malaria in Venezuela’s Sucre state
Project Update 29 Jun 2020

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
NIH ACTIV vaccine working group weighs role of human challenge studies for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development
July 1, 2020 — The authors conclude that large, randomized, controlled trials of SARS-CoV-2 are the fastest and most effective path forward for establishing vaccine safety and efficacy.

NIH study shows genomic variation causing common autoinflammatory disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague
June 29, 2020 — Genomic variants that cause common periodic fever have spread in Mediterranean populations over centuries, potentially protecting people from the plague.

 

PATH [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
Join PATH Virtually at AIDS 2020
July 2, 2020 by PATH
Driving client-centered, differentiated services to turn the tide towards HIV epidemic control

 

Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
Withdrawing Funding from the World Health Organization Will Have Dangerous Consequences
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Sabin Vaccine Institute condemns Trump administration decision to pull financial support from the World Health Organization; Urges reconsideration

 

UNAIDS [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
AIDS 2020
The 23rd International AIDS Conference – known as AIDS 2020 – will take place from 6 to10 July 2020 with the theme, Resilience.

1 July 2020
Providing support to COVID-19-hit households in Côte d’Ivoire

30 June 2020
Delivery of PrEP at home in the Republic of Moldova

29 June 2020
UNAIDS supporting people stranded in Egypt to access HIV treatment

 

UNICEF [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Press releases/Announcements
Press release
02/07/2020
COVID-19: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge helps deliver over 50 tonnes of UNICEF supplies for vulnerable children and families

Statement
30/06/2020
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore ahead of the 2020 Brussels video conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region

Press release
30/06/2020
Not just numbers: Syrian families identify their needs and concerns as war enters tenth year
Education in high demand: Syrian families say education for children greatest challenge

Press release
29/06/2020
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore remarks at the 2020 Executive Board Annual Session
As prepared

 

Unitaid [to 4 July 2020]
https://unitaid.org/
Featured News
02 July 2020 | Press releases
ACT-Accelerator moves to expand access to dexamethasone for low- and middle-income countries for COVID-19 treatment
Geneva – Unitaid and Wellcome have joined forces with partners in the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) to expand access to dexamethasone for low- and middle-income countries as part ensuring equitable access to therapeutics in the COVID-19 response.
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 4 July 2020]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
Announcements
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Latest News & Archive
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 4 July 2020]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 30 June 2020
This virus isn’t going away. The only way to beat it is to work together
Jeremy Farrar, Director Wellcome
Six months on from the first case of COVID-19, the pandemic is accelerating and spreading into new areas. Jeremy Farrar talks about the lessons we learned and the long-term solutions.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Released
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WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.wfpha.org/
Latest News
WFPHA Joins The Launch of The Global Sustainable Health Equity Movement
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
[See Milestones above for detail]

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2020/
Press Releases
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 4 July 2020]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

BIO [to 4 July 2020]
https://www.bio.org/press-releases
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
IFPMA Statement – Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator) Investment Case
26 June 2020
…We are proud to be a founding partner of the ACT-Accelerator and are fully committed to the goal of the COVAX pillar to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines.
Access to COVID-19 vaccines is a collective responsibility that calls for highly coordinated and collaborative action by public and private actors alike and global solidarity to end the COVID-19 pandemic

 

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 4 July 2020]
https://internationalbiotech.org/
News
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PhRMA [to 4 July 2020]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
How biopharmaceutical researchers are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines will be safe and effective
Richard Moscicki, M.D.   |     June 29, 2020